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PBS
Feb 19, 2013 5:30pm EST
damascus has been hit by mortars. the pakistani school gold shot by that taliban for her campaign to get girls in education is making good progress with a recovery in the uk. many school children are defying the taliban every day by attending classes in areas where schools are being bombed. one of the worst affected regions. over 750 schools have been damaged their in recent years. >> we traveled into dangerous territory on the oscars of the city of peshawar. by day looks peaceful. by night, few dare to move apart from the taliban. and here is what they do. under cover of darkness. this girl's primary school was blown up last month. one of five schools bombed recently in the small community. the militants trying to teach lessons in fear. we found the people's nearby, crammed into a neighboring school. but carrying on with their lessons. the teacher says hanson, who came from the bombed schools? lots of little hands are raised. this is the front line in the taliban swore on education. the school is so crowded now, they are outside sitting in the mud. the older girls have heard abou
Comedy Central
Feb 19, 2013 1:00am PST
daily basis. the taliban has tried to assassinate you many different times. and you seem remarkably serene in the face after this kind of danger. is that just something you have a faith that you believe this is your destiny this is what you must do even with the peril it puts you in? >> it's a choice. i could come to europe or u.s. and stay luxurious life like many other people in this world do or i could stay back in my country and try to contribute to a small change if i can. i have decided to go for the second option though it's not easy. i feel as a woman if you become stronger politcally or socially you find more opponents. there's people that want you not to be in this world. there's been woman that i -- that i had to face insurgency face to face. they tried to kill me. i was under attack for half an hour. but still i -- you know i think afghanistan needs people who bring change for the people and i think -- again, i see myself part of the agent of change in afghanistan. and afghanistan is not only a country where you hear about war it's a country full of values and perhaps yo
KCSMMHZ
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
. about 80% of victims died in attacks by the taliban and other insurgents including roadside bombings. attacks by multinational forces or afghan security troops were responsible for 316 deaths or about 11% of the total. >>> western and arab nations are leading donors to palestinians. but due to the current economic down turn, the present level of economic assistance is insufficient to meet needs. palestinians are turning to asia to gain knowledge and experience from the region which will lead to economic growth. we explain. >> reporter: these people in the gaza strip are jubilant after being provided new homes. saudi arabia finances the construction. nearly half of the 4.3 million residents in palestine are refugees. they lost their land and homes through the establishment of israel and during arab/israeli wars. many nations have provided money through u.n. organizations of those in difficulty. assistance was built schools and hospitals. palestinians want to change their dependence on foreign aid. last year, the u.n. general assembly upgraded palestine's status to nonmember state. thi
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am EST
overall civilian death toll dropped 12% last year but the u.n. says taliban and insurgents were responsible for most of those civilian deaths. >> checking news around the nation. the convicted ringleader of the 1993 world trade center attack once to change his living conditions. the los angeles times reports that ramzi yousef is suing to be released from solitary confinement. he claims being confined to a cell 24 hours a day for the past 15 years despite a record of good behavior is unconstitutional. he is serving a life sentence plus 240 years for an attack that killed six people and injured more than a thousand. the overall unemployment rate is going down but younger military veterans are still finding a hard time. the unemployment rate for veterans between 18-24 years old was over 20% last year and also in the double digits for veterans between 25-34 years old. the problems have continued despite a wide range of public and private efforts, including tax breaks for companies who hire veterans. >> department of defense nominee chuck hagel is hoping to quell criticism about his
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 8:00pm EST
shortly after the fall of the taliban. as you know, under the taliban government, little girls weren't allowed to go to school or taught to read and there are penalties for those in privacy and secret to teach them to read. i never been more proud of our government because one of the things the u.s. aid department did was set up reading programs for these little girls, many of them now 13-15, never in their life had a chance to read. i went into this room and it was very crowded and smelly because there was not much running water in afghanistan at the time and was very dirty but here these little girls were learning -- these young women were learning to read and i -- we talked with them through a translator and one of them told me one day when they learned to read, she wanted to write a book. i was at the time writing my book and i said well, is there something i could say on your behalf in my book until you get around to writing yours? and her answer through the translator was immediate. and she said, women should be free to go to work and to go to school and to choose their own husba
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